The average family has 129 batteries in their home — including 17 empty ones. Bebat gives new life to all of these empty batteries. Would you like to know how you can lend us a hand?
Our 24,000 collection points collect more than 300,000 batteries per day. Want to know which one is closest to you?
All batteries collected in Belgium end up with Bebat in Tienen. Here they are sorted in three steps to ensure optimum recycling:
The recycling bags are opened up and all items that do not belong in our sorting process (waste, electronics, syringes, light bulbs, ...) are removed.
A vibrating sieve sorts the batteries according to size.
The size, weight and magnetic field of a battery help us determine its chemical composition so we can categorize them into different chemical families.
Once they have been sorted per chemical family the batteries are recycled. Every chemical family uses a specific process where metals and other components are recovered and can be reused as raw materials by the industry. Curious to learn what kinds of materials manage to recover?
Did you know that the raw materials from 13 batteries are enough to manufacture a spectacle frame? And that it takes 120 to make a watering can? Bebat brings new life to every used battery by extracting the metals and other resources for reuse.
Zinc and steel for a watering can, tricycle or a wheelbarrow. Nickel, carbon, steel, titanium, cobalt, lead and plastics for a pair of spectacles, an alarm clock or a cooking pot etc.